Two days ago Max, our 4 year old very active 18 pound Westie, would not walk when he woke up. We took him to the vet, and they said he tore his ACL and recommended LSS surgery. They gave him pain medication and laser therapy.
By the afternoon he was acting normally because he couldn’t feel any pain. We decided on the LSS surgery, but then this morning we did not give him any medication and he is acting completely normally. He is running around, playing, and even standing on his hind legs. You would never know he had an injury. It has only been one day, and Max has moved on with his life.
Now we are questioning if he should have surgery at all or if CM is a better route. We don’t want to risk re-injury or a full tear but also don’t want to put him through surgery and rehab if it is unnecessary. What should we do?